the back of beyond

John Heyer, Australia, 1954, 66 mins, B&W, 35mm. Courtesy: National Film & Sound Archive and Shell Film Unit

 image from the back of beyond
The Back of Beyond
Considered by many to be one of Australia's best films, John Heyer follows the journey of outback postie Tom Kruse on his mail run along the Birdsville track.

The director brings to the landscape an eye for poetry, storytelling and motif that finds few parallels in our national cinema.

Winner of the 1954 Grand Prix Absolute at the Venice Film Festival.

Dates   Sat 22 Oct 2005, 2pm
Admission   All tickets $8 
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